Family Weekend



    Dear Ringling College Friends & Family Member(s):   

    We are pleased to invite you to Ringling College of Art and Design’s Family Weekend 2015 which is scheduled for October 23-25!  We hope that this will be a great weekend to celebrate family and togetherness! 

    If you plan to attend Family Weekend, please sign-up via our online Family Weekend Registration Form!



    Residence Life Lil’ Sibs Event Final Registration

    Friday, October 23, 2015 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Residence Life Lobby, First Floor Goldstein Hall 

     In recognition of siblings of our current Ringling College residential students, we would like to welcome the younger generation of future artists to participate in our Lil’ Sibs event during Family Weekend. Residence Life is sponsoring this special opportunity for big brothers and sisters to have their Lil’ Sibs stay on campus, participate in activities, and attend brunch on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Please, complete the Liability Release and Medical Treatment Permission Minor Form and bring it with you to the Lil’ Sib Registration or email the completed version back to Residence Life at


    Ringling College Faculty Art Workshop Registration and Check-In

    Friday, October 23, 2015 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Residence Life Lobby, First Floor Goldstein Hall

     Become your Ringling College student for an hour! Enjoy learning from Ringling College faculty and participate in a workshop on Saturday, October 24th. Details will be available online as Family Weekend approaches. There is no charge for participating in any of the events. 

    Parents’ Association Meeting

    Friday, October 23, 2015 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Academic Center Auditorium 

     Also, meet your PALS! Come and learn more about ways that you can become actively involved and meet other Parents/Family members. Please, join us for our Parents’ Association Meeting and Reception. Dress attire is Florida casual.

    Parents’ Association Reception

    Friday, October 23, 2015 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Academic Center Lobby

     Meet and mingle with other Parents/Families and Ringling College Faculty and Administration!


    Artful Giraffe Ceramics Project

    Friday, October 23, 2015 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Goldstein Hall, 1st Floor Lobby

     Please, plan to stay for the Artful Giraffe Ceramics Project - it is a great opportunity to meet, mingle, and have some fun! 


    Official Welcome with Ringling College of Art and Design President, Dr. Larry Thompson

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall

     Ringling College is “On The Move”! Learn about our upcoming growth and development that is happening on the college campus!


    Career Preparation and Discussion Panel 

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall 

    The Center Services Department offers a session on art and design recruiting and networking: LinkedIn and Laika representatives – Gain Networking insights from LinkedIn with over 300 million members and our Laika recruiter - Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls - will share recruiting information: Rob Humphrey, Senior Account Executive, Education Vertical, LinkedIn, (Mountain View, CA) and Anna Kvorning, Laika Recruiter, (Hillsboro, OR).



    Check-In and Final Registration for Faculty-Led Workshops

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall Entrance

     Don't miss out on having a creative experience!         


    Ringling College Art and Design Faculty-Led Workshops

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Various Locations

    Stay tuned for more details as Family Weekend approaches! Registration at Check-In required.

    Some of the local hotels are offering special rates for this weekend.  Specific hotels are located on the website at  Be sure to mention Ringling College when making your reservation.


    Best Regards, 

    Ringling College Student Life!







    Please check back in September 2015 to view more details pertaining Family Weekend’s Official Schedule of Events and Faculty Workshop information.  





    Examples of 2014 Family Weekend Schedule of Events and Workshops - listed below:


    Family Weekend Schedule of Events 2014 - NOW AVAILABLE!


    Family Weekend Faculty Workshop Information - You must sign-up for the listed Art Workshop to participate! Spaces Limited! See Family Weekend Schedule for Art Workshop Sign-Up Details! Small registration fee required at Check-In!



    Examples of 2013 Family Weekend Schedule of Events and Workshops - listed below:


    2013 Family Weekend Schedule of Events

    2013 Family Weekend Lil Sibs Visiting Minor Form


    2013 Family Weekend Creative Faculty Art Workshop Descriptions 


    2013 Ringling College Family Weekend Parking Map